Coca Cola Inaugurates $100m Bottling Plant


Coca Cola Inaugurates $100m Bottling Plant

The bottler of Coca-Cola beverages inaugurated its fifth plant in Ethiopia at a cost of 100 million dollars. With its new facility located  in Sebeta town, 25Km west of Addis Abeba, Coca-Cola plans to boost its production and introduce new products. The new factory, which is the fifth plant for the company, have the capacity to produce up to 70,000 cases of soft drinks a day. The construction plant began in 2019, following the announcement of a 300 million dollars investment by the company over five years period to expand its operation in Ethiopia. The company also plans to build a sixth plant in Hawassa, 278Km south of the capital.


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